Well hung and snow white tan... (See below, if you'll excuse the pun)
You're probably already aware of this one since it was released at the tail-end of last month (June 27th), but now we've received contest copies and I've had a good listen, I think it's safe to mention here.
Ziggy Played Surf Guitar - The Surf Instrumental Bands Of The World Perform The Music Of David Bowie is one of those albums that has to be believed to be heard, or something similar...and we're giving you the chance to do just that.
If surf instrumental isn't a genre you're particularly familiar with, (and why wouldn't it be) imagine the sound of the late fifties/early sixties guitar instrumentalists such as Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale and The Shadows, with a bit of seventies menace thrown in by The Cramps here and there,
I've had a few good listens since last week and I have to say I think these versions are genuinely affectionate renditions of the Bowie originals...anyway, five of you can make up your own mind about that by answering the following question correctly...
All twenty one tracks on this album are instrumentals, obviously, (be a daft title otherwise). However, only one of the tracks was an instrumental when originally released by David Bowie. Please identify that track.
Here follows the tracklisting for you to do your research, that's if you can keep your eyes off the picture for a moment...sorry David, couldn't resist...
01 ~ The Gospel According To Tony Day - The Green Windows
02 ~ Five Years - Surfadelica
03 ~ Starman - The Vara-tones
04 ~ Moonage Daydream - The TomorrowMen
05 ~ Ziggy Stardust - The Thurston Lava Tube
06 ~ Surfer Jet City - The Pterodactyls
07 ~ Did You Ever Have A Dream - The Muffinmates
08 ~ All The Young Dudes - The Razorblades
09 ~ Life On Mars? - The Weasletones
10 ~ "Heroes" - The Incredible Mr. Smith
11 ~ Speed Of Life - The Insect Surfers
12 ~ All The Young Dudes - The Glasgow Tiki Shakers
13 ~ Rebel Rebel - The Red Planets
14 ~ Modern Love - The Swamp Coolers 1
5 ~ China Girl - The Mighty Surf Lords
16 ~ Let's Dance - The Bowbridge Band
17 ~ Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - The Breakaways
18 ~ The Man Who Sold The World - The Lost Boys of Penzance
19 ~ The Jean Genie - Monkey Versus Robot
20 ~ Panic In Detroit - Pollo Del Mar 21 ~ Lady Grinning Soul - Los Fantasticos
22 ~ Starman - The Pterodactyls
23 ~ Ashes to Ashes - The Weasletones
You can get a flavour of the thing via the two free downloads over at the Cordelia Records site...
Meanwhile, if you think you know the answer to the above question, send it to me here. (Link is only active when logged in to BowieNet)
This contest closes on Saturday, July 30th, at midnight New York time with the winners being announced at the start of August.
Usual BowieNet rules apply: Only one entry per BowieNet account and please remember you must enter using your BowieNet e-mail or at least supply your BowieNet user name. If you do neither of these things you won't be eligible to enter.
Good Luck and happy Bowie instrumental spotting!